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Gilding Workshop with Alan Shuptrine

Date:  - 12:00 PM

Location: FLOW Gallery + Workshop 76 Boat House Street, Bluffton, SC 29910

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Join nationally acclaimed artist and gilder, Alan Shuptrine, for this unique workshop which will offer the opportunity to learn about the lost art of gilding. From genuine gold leaf to alloys to applied metallics, gilding decorative works of art has been perfected over thousands of years. Participants will learn about the historical background, the materials, and the various techniques of applying gold to a frame or decorative work of art. Focusing on both water and oil-size gilding, each participant will have hands-on experience with the time-honored tools and materials of a gilder. In addition, the workshop will allow each participant to experiment and create their own take-home treasure of a beautiful lowcountry bird’s nest, featuring an exquisite trio of wooden blue heron eggs, enhanced with acrylic paints and 23 Kt. gold leaf. This workshop is designed for all skill levels. 


Once you go through the gate (a pass is not needed, simply state that you're going to FLOW Gallery + Workshop) drive straight until you reach Wilson Village. Keep straight through the stop sign and turn left as you reach the May River Chapel on Boat House Street. The gallery is just passed Buffalo's and Melt ice cream shop on the left. Parking is available along Boat House Street or in the Wilson Landing Marina parking lot at the end of Boat House Street.

Admission Details: $225

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